Colorado regulators decided Monday night to wait a week before they start deliberating a proposal to require oil and gas companies to publicly disclose what chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission made the decision after hearing about 11 hours of opinions on the proposal from industry officials, conservation […]
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Colorado regulators have approved new rules requiring energy companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing but allowing them to protect trade secrets. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission unanimously approved the rules Tuesday. Under the regulations, a company that doesn’t want to disclose an ingredient that’s a trade secret has to explain […]
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A judge has begun hearing arguments in a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over what Colorado’s new congressional maps will look like. Both parties filed suit after the Legislature failed to agree on drawing new districts to reflect the 2010 Census. The trial opened Tuesday in Denver District Court. The court will have about a […]
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Colorado is part of a $34.5 million multi-state settlement with GE Funding Capital Market Services, according to the state’s attorney general’s office. The settlement involved allegations that the company engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry, said Attorney General John Suthers. The settlement is a component of a $70 million coordinated state […]
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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance Governmental Affairs Advisory Council is hosting two opportunities to meet the candidates running for governor. Business leaders and others are invited to hear directly from Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican candidate Bob Beauprez. The events will be held at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. No registration is required […]
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A Colorado commission charged with redrawing state legislative districts will vote on which maps to submit to the state Supreme Court in what has turned into a bitter partisan process. The 11-member panel is considering several maps Tuesday, including Democratic-drawn proposals that Republicans have blasted because they pit several GOP incumbents against each other. Pairing […]
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A bill currently moving through the Colorado Legislature aims to relax the regulatory burden for the more than 500,000 small business owners throughout the state. Since it was introduced to the Colorado General Assembly on Jan. 11, the first day of regular session, Senate Bill 1 has already garnered support from many Colorado Springs business […]
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Campaign finance changes suggested by Colorado’s divisive Republican elections chief are up for public review. Secretary of State Scott Gessler has suggested increasing the amount of money an issue committee can raise before it has to report contributions to the state. Gessler also wants to limit some campaign-finance fines and loosen rules for how much […]
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A constitutional amendment to repeal Colorado’s gay marriage ban and replace it with language saying marriage is allowed regardless of sex could be headed to the 2012 ballot. A state title board will review language next week to clear the proposal for ballots. If approved, supporters would have to collect about 86,000 signatures to put […]
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A bill to overhaul to a ratepayer subsidy for telephone providers has had its first hearing in the Colorado Senate. The proposal that was heard Monday afternoon would gradually reduce the subsidy until it’s eliminated in 2025. Lawmakers are expected to vote on it Wednesday. Supporters say the subsidy is outdated because it was originally […]
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He once led Pikes Peak Community College. Now, Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia is a leading candidate to become U.S. secretary of labor, according to a Reuters article today. The news service cites sources familiar with the situation. Garcia, a Hispanic former president of Colorado State University-Pueblo, would bring racial diversity and a Western flair […]
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For the last two years, the economic indicators for the Western region have advanced above the neutral zone of 50.0 – thanks in no small part to the growth in energy, exports and agriculture. The Mountain States region includes Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, and that region is performing above the national average, according to the […]
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